Black Genesis: The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt

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Inner Traditions/Bear, Mar 28, 2011 - History - 384 pages
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Presents proof that an advanced black African civilization inhabited the Sahara long before Pharaonic Egypt

• Reveals black Africa to be at the genesis of ancient civilization and the human story

• Examines extensive studies into the lost civilization of the “Star People” by renowned anthropologists, archaeologists, genetic scientists, and cultural historians as well as the authors’ archaeoastronomy and hieroglyphics research

• Deciphers the history behind the mysterious Nabta Playa ceremonial area and its stone calendar circle and megaliths

Relegated to the realm of archaeological heresy, despite a wealth of hard scientific evidence, the theory that an advanced civilization of black Africans settled in the Sahara long before Pharaonic Egypt existed has been dismissed and even condemned by conventional Egyptologists, archaeologists, and the Egyptian government. Uncovering compelling new evidence, Egyptologist Robert Bauval and astrophysicist Thomas Brophy present the anthropological, climatological, archaeological, geological, and genetic research supporting this hugely debated theory of the black African origin of Egyptian civilization.

Building upon extensive studies from the past four decades and their own archaeoastronomical and hieroglyphic research, the authors show how the early black culture known as the Cattle People not only domesticated cattle but also had a sophisticated grasp of astronomy; created plentiful rock art at Gilf Kebir and Gebel Uwainat; had trade routes to the Mediterranean coast, central Africa, and the Sinai; held spiritual and occult ceremonies; and constructed a stone calendar circle and megaliths at the ceremonial site of Nabta Playa reminiscent of Stonehenge, yet much older. Revealing these “Star People” as the true founders of ancient Egyptian civilization, this book completely rewrites the history of world civilization, placing black Africa back in its rightful place at the center of mankind’s origins.

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Explosive!!! BOOM!! What a great book to read and I appreciate the efforts that the authors were honest in their research to expose the truth for what it is. It's just a crime and a shame that other scholars are so bent on separating Egypt from the rest of Kemet is like saying California is not apart of North America How foolish is this that it would come from scholars mouths Thanks You For Bring Truth To Light  

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I will say that i have only read the book review. My hope is that the information will be taken by those who have been resistant to believe that a race of people who have been demonized to be the "wretched of the earth", actually be the same people who have influenced the world, and will somehow give you the courage to help change the world's misguided "Black History. The Americas had already been visited before Columbus. That Kemet/Egypt is the daughter of Ethiopia. That their is an Egyptian record that states, that their gods originated in the land of Punt. Punt was claimed to have existed somewhere between Egypt and modern day Ethiopia. It astounding as to the amount of resistance that Black Historians have endured by supposedly well educated (white and sometimes black) "historians." With that being said, I whole-heartedly agree with the revered historian Henrick Clarke, who said, that the black race is indebted to the record keeping of the white conqueror.  

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About the author (2011)

Egyptian-born Robert Bauval began studying Egyptology in 1983. His first book, The Orion Mystery, was published in 1994, becoming a number-one bestseller translated into more than 25 languages. His research has been featured in documentaries throughout the world. He lives in Torremolinos, Spain. Thomas Brophy, Ph.D., is an astrophysicist who has worked with NASA, including as a member of the Voyager II spacecraft instrument teams. The author of several books, including The Origin Map, and numerous published articles in scientific journals, he lives in Encinitas, California.

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